3 Types of Landlord Notices for Difficult Tenants

Owning a rental property comes with its fair share of challenges. Although most of the tenants are good and compliant, there are instances where you will need to deal with difficult ones. As the property owner, when you find yourself in such as situation, you become a tired landlord and you can even consider giving them notices.

Who Is A Tired Landlord?

A tired landlord is one who has had some good tenants for a while but gets a high number of bad ones who are difficult in complying with the tenancy agreement to a point where he calls it quit and even contemplate selling the rental property.

The following are the common types of tired landlord notices for difficult tenants.

1. Non Payment of Rent Notice

This type of notice is given when a tenant is late with their rent payments and even goes beyond the required grace period. A tenant who receives such a notice is in the brink of being evicted if they don’t comply with the notice. Nonpayment of rent notices laws vary from state to state and it’s good that you confirm who works for your region before you issue the stubborn tenants with one.

A nonpayment of rent notice should typically comprise of;

  • The date of issue
  • The name of the tenant
  • Your property address
  • A reference to the signed lease agreement
  • The option to pay by certain date or move out
  • Your name and signature

2. Cure or Quit Notice

The cure or quit notice is served to a tenant who violates the lease agreement. For instance, if the lease agreement had clearly specified that there are no pets allowed in your property and a tenants brings them, you can serve them such a notice.

You will give them an option to “cure” that problem and be compliant or else they risk facing eviction after the grace period expires.

Notice to cure or quit includes;

  • The date of issue
  • The name of the tenant
  • The property address
  • The violation that is in question and a copy of lease agreement proving the same
  • Guidelines on how a tenant can “cure” the problem
  • The timeframe to “cure” the problem and possible risks if there are no compliance
  • Landlord name and signature

3. The Unconditional Quit Notice

Just as the name suggests, the unconditional quit notice is issued when a tenant is required to move out without any option of “curing” the problem or adequate grace period to comply and stay in the property.

The unconditional quit notices are widely considered as harsh and they are not permitted in most states. Also, those states which permits unconditional quit notices also have very strict guidelines which specifies how they showed be effected. As a tired landlord who is planning to issue your difficult tenants with unconditional quit notice, ensure that you have consulted with your attorney first.

In most cases, a landlord is justified to issue unconditional quit notice in instances where there is gross violations of the tenancy lease agreement. Such extreme violations can include; conducting illegal activity on the property or causing an extreme damage to the property intentionally.

The notice will inform your tenants the reason as to why you are demanding them to move out unconditionally and by which date

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